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The Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024

06 March 2024

Amends/Commences: The Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (Scotland) Regulations 2023

Comes into force: 1st April 2024

Jurisdiction: Scotland

Definitions and responsibilities for reporting packaging waste have been updated.

For the purposes of defining packaging, where a drink container is made up of multiple components made of different materials, the drink container is to be treated as being made of the same material as the component which is predominant by weight, unless the predominant component is made of glass. In that case, each component of the container has to be treated separately.

Primary or shipment packaging not classed as household packaging:

  • Packaging supplied to a business or to a public institution who is the final user of that packaging.

  • Packaging for a product where the product is designed only for use by a business or a public institution, and the packaging is not likely to be disposed of in a household bin or a public bin.

  • Packaging imported and discarded into the United Kingdom by an importer.

The amendment also clarifies when first UK owners are classed as producers or suppliers of packaging.

Where a large producer is also a first UK owner, they have obligations to report the data listed in regulation 17 of The Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

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